Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Monday, 27th April, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Virtual held meeting - Microsoft Teams. View directions

Contact: Email: Democratic.Services@crawley.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Introduction by the Monitoring Officer/Head of Legal, Democracy and HR

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal, Democracy and HR provided the Committee with a summary of the Council’s new Virtual Committee Procedure Rules.  It was noted that at this meeting, a recorded vote would be taken on each item on the agenda.

 

 

2.

Disclosures of Interest

In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, Councillors of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to declare interests where appropriate.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interests were made.

 

 

3.

Lobbying Declarations

The Planning Code of Conduct requires that Councillors who have been lobbied, received correspondence or been approached by an interested party regarding any planning matter should declare this at the meeting which discusses the matter. Councillors should declare if they have been lobbied at this point in the meeting.

 

Minutes:

No lobbying declarations were made.

 

 

4.

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To ap­­prove as a correct record the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 10 March 2020.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 10 March 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

 

5.

Planning Application CR/2019/0904/TPO - Amenity Land to the Front of 99/101 Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley pdf icon PDF 339 KB

To consider report PES/332aof­ the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to CONSENT.

Minutes:

­The Committee considered report PES/332a of the Head of Economy and Planning which proposed as follows:

 

Acer – crown radius reduction of up to 1.5m and reduction in height by up to 0.75m to appropriate growth points.

 

Councillors A Belben, Jaggard, Purdy, and P Smith declared they had visited the site.

 

The Group Manager (Development Management) provided a verbal summation of the application.  The proposed maintenance works had been publicised through a site notice and letters to nearby neighbours and no responses had been received.  The tree was a mature specimen, but the works would not be detrimental to the health of the tree.

 

The Committee then considered the application.

 

A recorded vote was taken on the recommendation in accordance with the Council’s Virtual Committee Procedure Rules.  The names of the Councillors voting for and against the recommendation, along with any abstentions, are recorded as set out below:

 

For the recommendation to consent:

Councillors Ascough, A Belben, Hart, Irvine, Jaggard, Jhans, Malik, McAleney, Purdy, and P Smith. (10)

 

Against the recommendation to consent:

None.

 

Abstenstions:

None.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

Consent subject to conditions set out in report PES/332a.

 

 

6.

Planning Application CR/2019/0906/TPO - Amenity Land to the Front of 105/107 Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley pdf icon PDF 305 KB

To consider report PES/332bof the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to CONSENT.

 

 

Minutes:

­The Committee considered report PES/332b of the Head of Economy and Planning which proposed as follows:

 

Robinia – reduce height and crown radius by 1.5m.  Remove epicormic growth up to crown break.

 

Councillors A Belben, Jaggard, Purdy, and P Smith declared they had visited the site.

 

The Group Manager (Development Management) provided a verbal summation of the application.  The proposed maintenance works had been publicised through a site notice and letters to nearby neighbours and no responses had been received.

 

The Committee then considered the application.

 

A recorded vote was taken on the recommendation in accordance with the Council’s Virtual Committee Procedure Rules.  The names of the Councillors voting for and against the recommendation, along with any abstentions, are recorded as set out below:

 

For the recommendation to consent:

Councillors Ascough, A Belben, Hart, Irvine, Jaggard, Jhans, Malik, McAleney, Purdy, and P Smith. (10)

 

Against the recommendation to consent:

None.

 

Abstenstions:

None.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

Consent subject to conditions set out in report PES/332b.

 

 

7.

Planning Application CR/2019/0907/TPO - Amenity Land to the Front of 51/53 Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley pdf icon PDF 332 KB

To consider report PES/332cof the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to CONSENT.

Minutes:

The Committee considered report PES/332c of the Head of Economy and Planning which proposed as follows:

 

Robinia – clear holly/yew from around base.  Crown radius reduction of up to 2m and reduction in height by up to 1m to appropriate growth points.  Removal of basal/epicormic growth.

 

Councillors A Belben, Jaggard, Purdy, and P Smith declared they had visited the site.

 

The Group Manager (Development Management) provided a verbal summation of the application.  The proposed maintenance works had been publicised through a site notice and letters to nearby neighbours and no responses had been received.  The trees to be removed around the base of the trunk of the robinia were not protected by any Tree Preservation Orders.

 

The Committee then considered the application.  Clarification was sought that the removal of the smaller trees would not damage the roots of the robinia tree.

 

A recorded vote was taken on the recommendation in accordance with the Council’s Virtual Committee Procedure Rules.  The names of the Councillors voting for and against the recommendation, along with any abstentions, are recorded as set out below:

 

For the recommendation to consent:

Councillors Ascough, A Belben, Hart, Irvine, Jaggard, Jhans, Malik, McAleney, Purdy, and P Smith. (10)

 

Against the recommendation to consent:

None.

 

Abstenstions:

None.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

Consent subject to conditions set out in report PES/332c.

 

 

8.

Planning Application CR/2019/0908/TPO - Amenity Land to the Front of 57/59 Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To consider report PES/332dof the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to CONSENT.

Minutes:

The Committee considered report PES/332d of the Head of Economy and Planning which proposed as follows:

 

Robinia – crown reduction – reduce from footpath/road/street lamp by 1.5/2m to appropriate growth points/rebalance crown.  Removal of basal/epicormics growth.

 

Councillors A Belben, Jaggard, Purdy, and P Smith declared they had visited the site.

 

The Group Manager (Development Management) provided a verbal summation of the application.  The proposed maintenance works had been publicised through a site notice and letters to nearby neighbours and no responses had been received.

 

The Committee then considered the application.

 

A recorded vote was taken on the recommendation in accordance with the Council’s Virtual Committee Procedure Rules.  The names of the Councillors voting for and against the recommendation, along with any abstentions, are recorded as set out below:

 

For the recommendation to consent:

Councillors Ascough, A Belben, Hart, Irvine, Jaggard, Jhans, Malik, McAleney, Purdy, and P Smith. (10)

 

Against the recommendation to consent:

None.

 

Abstenstions:

None.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

Consent subject to conditions set out in report PES/332d.

 

 

9.

Planning Application CR/2019/0911/TPO - Amenity Land to the Front of 63/65 Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley pdf icon PDF 326 KB

To consider report PES/332eof the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to CONSENT.

Minutes:

The Committee considered report PES/332e of the Head of Economy and Planning which proposed as follows:

 

Robinia – reduce crown radius by up to of 2m and crown height by up to 1m to appropriate growth points.  Removal of basal/epicormic growth.

 

Councillors A Belben, Jaggard, Purdy, and P Smith declared they had visited the site.

 

The Group Manager (Development Management) provided a verbal summation of the application and updated the Committee that a minor change to the wording of the proposal had been made, to read ‘Robinia – reduce crown radius by 1.5m to 2m and crown height by up to 1m to appropriate growth points.  Removal of basal/epicormic growth’.  The proposed maintenance works had been publicised through a site notice and letters to nearby neighbours and no responses had been received.

 

The Committee then considered the application.  In response to a question from a Committee member, it was confirmed that the specimen was regarded as a single five-stemmed tree and the recommended tree works were considered on this basis, rather than as five individual specimens.

 

A recorded vote was taken on the recommendation in accordance with the Council’s Virtual Committee Procedure Rules.  The names of the Councillors voting for and against the recommendation, along with any abstentions, are recorded as set out below:

 

For the recommendation to consent:

Councillors Ascough, A Belben, Hart, Irvine, Jaggard, Jhans, Malik, McAleney, Purdy, and P Smith. (10)

 

Against the recommendation to consent:

None.

 

Abstenstions:

None.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

Consent in line with the amended wording of the proposal, and subject to conditions set out in report PES/332e.

 

 

10.

Planning Application CR/2019/0912/TPO - Amenity Land to the Front of 75/77 Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley pdf icon PDF 340 KB

To consider report PES/332fof the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to CONSENT.

Minutes:

The Committee considered report PES/332f of the Head of Economy and Planning which proposed as follows:

 

Robinia – crown lift by 2m.  Reduce crown radius by up to of 2m and reduce crown height by up to 1m to appropriate growth points.

 

Councillors A Belben, Jaggard, Purdy, and P Smith declared they had visited the site.

 

The Group Manager (Development Management) provided a verbal summation of the application and updated the Committee that a minor change to the wording of the proposal had been made, to read ‘Robinia – crown lift by 2m.  Reduce crown radius by 1.5m to 2m and reduce crown height by up to 1m to appropriate growth points’.  The proposed maintenance works had been publicised through a site notice and letters to nearby neighbours and no responses had been received.

 

The Committee then considered the application.  In response to a question from a Committee member, it was confirmed that the subject of the application was the tree in the centre of the photograph in the report, rather than the tree at the right of the photograph.  Maintenance was necessary to distance the branches from nearby telephone cables.

 

A recorded vote was taken on the recommendation in accordance with the Council’s Virtual Committee Procedure Rules.  The names of the Councillors voting for and against the recommendation, along with any abstentions, are recorded as set out below:

 

For the recommendation to consent:

Councillors Ascough, A Belben, Hart, Irvine, Jaggard, Jhans, Malik, McAleney, Purdy, and P Smith. (10)

 

Against the recommendation to consent:

None.

 

Abstenstions:

None.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

Consent in line with the amended wording of the proposal, and subject to conditions set out in report PES/332f.